Javier Vallhonrat, The Possessed Space, 1992

Dust jacket back and front

Dust jacket back and front


The Possessed Space by Spanish photographer Javier Vallhonrat is one of my favourite books of nudes. Vallhonrat, widely known for his stunning colour fashion, advertising and portrait photographs, plays with the female form in relation to space and dimension, some of the key elements of photography. Female nudes photographed in black and white, printed, framed and re-photographed, repositioning them within a new space. The photographer plays with our notions of gravity and perspective. The works are bare of any accessories, relying entirely on the model’s pose and the photographer’s imagination.

Javier Vallhonrat’s website: http://www.javiervallhonrat.com

12 pages text in Spanish and English by Manuel Santos

24 plates

A short vita, exhibition and bibliographical / publications list

Second (revised) edition

Published by Gina Kehayoff

Hard cover with dust jacket

72 pages

App. 24.7 x 24.6cm